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China, Korea, Japan forestry agreement is great news for environment says FRA
May 21, 2012
Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated that the signing of a sustainable forestry agreement between China, the Republic of Korea and Japan is an “extremely positive move” in the fight against desertification and deforestation.
The three nations met at the Fifth Trilateral Summit Meeting last week. They each signed an agreement to try to increase sustainable forestry management in their countries in a move that will help to bring down their carbon emissions as additional trees means more CO2 being absorbed from the atmosphere.
The joint statement of cooperation will ensure that all three nations take the conservation and management of sustainable forests seriously and as part of their wider environmental goals. The statement made by the three countries stated: ‘We, the leaders of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, recognizing that the realization of economic, social and environmental benefits of forests is one of the important means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) given the renewable, diverse and multi-functional nature of forests.’
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Keywords: Asia, China, Forest, japan, MDG, SFM, South Korea, sustainable forest management